Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061450181, 242pp.
Publication Date: April 2008
Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again.
Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright's views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called "the struggle of the individual in America." These poignant, gripping stories will captivate all those who loved Black Boy and Native Son.
Paul Gilroy is at the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics.